Inspired Italian with a twist!

Lets have another dinner together whilst enjoying the great sunset view by the pool! The suggested donation for this dinner is a little higher than before but I will be turning things up a few notches. 

If you haven't experienced delicious vegan food, then here is your opportunity! 

Course 1 - Iced Tomato SorbetBeefsteak tomatoes, fresh vegan mayonnaise, and lemon juice served with basil leaves and sliced tomatoes.

Course 2 BruschettaChopped fresh tomatoes with garlic, basil, olive oil, pine nuts, and balsamic vinegar, served on toasted slices of Ciabatta bread.

Course 3 Spinach SaladSpinach with Jicama, Radishes, and an Orange Vinaigrette

Course 4 Italian Beef (less) - Vegan (meatless) beef tips with an Italian marinade and quinoa with spinach, tomatoes, and fresh herbs 

Course 5 - Vegan (non-dairy) Cashew Cardamom MinicakeCashew butter frosting on top of little cashew butter cakes

Feel free to bring your favourite wine. Basic refreshments (sun tea, water, coffee) will be provided.

Note from organizers:

If you couldn't make it last time, CLICK HERE for details of the evening. Here are also some comments from Frank's first two dinners:

'Absolutely delicious'

'Worthy of five stars!'

'Amazing! My favorites were the gumbo and the watermelon sorbet. They had really amazing flavors and the homemade bread for the gumbo was fantastic!'

'The venue is fabulous, and everything was professionally presented and excellent servers.'

'Beautiful sunset views and great hospitality.'

'I met some great people and fell in love with watermelon sorbet. Cant wait for the next one!'

'Great idea. This was a lovely spot with beautiful tables overlooking the canyon. Each course was carefully executed and beautifully prepared.' 

'What a night! I wanted to send a BIG thank you to our host and co-host, compliments to the Chef and servers & all of the delightful "foodies" I met tonight!'

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  • Gio

    Actually Donna, $45 is not outrageous for a wonderful meal which I have had from this chef on 2 other occasions and venue. It is outrageous if you eat only fast food. Maybe this is not the kind of meetup you are looking for.

    September 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you Gio!, those are kind words there. If I were to serve this meal with wine (most vegetarians do not consume alcohol) it would be $80.00 (I would also serve the best vine available as well). Maybe Donna does not realize the expense of purchasing organic, GMO free, hormone and antibiotic free ingredients as well, which by the way is OK, she does not have to precipitate in this event. I will have future events that will meet her budget in the future, if she decides to do future RSVP's.

      September 26, 2013

  • Pamela G.

    I already have plans with another Meetup for this evening, but I'll most definitely keep my eye on the site for future event postings. Thx!!

    September 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds fabulous. So glad not GMO foods. I love this menu!

    September 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hopefully we have no one planning to eat this meal who has allergies to gluten because most of this dinner has gluten in it. The meatless beef tips are made from wheat, soy, kamut, amaranth, millet, quinoa (all ancient grains and not genetically engineered) onion, barley, potato, sugar, sea salt, peas, carrots and beet. Marinade has garlic, peppers, peanut oil and spices. The mayo is vegan as well and made with tofu, garlic, mustard, vinegar, lemon and peanut oil. All ingredients are fresh/organic, not genetically altered with no additives, hormones, steroids or antibiotics. I hope everyone will enjoy this meal as much as I will enjoy making it. Ciao....

    September 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like a winning menu and thanks for starting it at 7 rather than 8. Looking forward to the vegan feast!

    September 17, 2013

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